2021 El Dia Career Panel

Thursday, April 1, at 3 pm (MST)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/87151524054

Meet Our Panelists--All HAS Alumni!

Dave Anderson

Mitigation Project Developer for The Conservation Fund
U Arizona Hydrology alumnus (BS 1992)

Details coming soon

Lisa Kriederman

Incident Meteorologist for the National Weather Service
U Arizona Atmospheric Sciences alumna (BS, PHD 2003)

Details coming soon

Kirstin Neff

Manager, Southwest Rivers Program, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Denver, CO
U Arizona Hydrology alumna (MS 2013, PHD 2015)

Kirstin Neff, a HAS alumna, is Manager of the Southwest Rivers Program at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, where she builds public-private partnerships and directs grantmaking for watershed restoration and species conservation throughout the Southwest. Previously she served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Senate working on western water and public lands issues and was a Postdoctoral Scholar at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory researching remote sensing applications in hydrogeology. She has worked and conducted research internationally in Mexico and Russia, and taught environmental science to youth outdoors at the UAZ Science: Sky School on Mt. Lemmon. She is a native Tucsonan and a graduate of the University of Arizona (Ph.D., M.S.) and Wellesley College (B.A.). She lives in Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley where she enjoys spending her free time on rivers and skis.

Sam Silva

Postdoctoral Researcher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
U Arizona alumnus (BS Physic, Accelerated MS Program in Atmospheric Sciences)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PHD Environmental Engineering + Computation)

Sam Silva is currently a Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. At the University of Arizona, he received a B.S. in Physics and then completed the Accelerated Master of Science in Atmospheric Sciences. He then moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Computation. His current work is in atmospheric chemistry focused on air pollution and climate change, with particular interest in the convergence of traditional computational methods with modern data science and artificial intelligence techniques.

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